The good thing about Pinterest is that you see all sorts of neat craft project that you just have to make.
The bad thing about Pinterest is that you see all sorts of neat craft project that you just have to make.
As in, they bug the bejeebers out of you and sit in the back of your mind nagging at your subconscious until you just have to run to the store at 9:00 at night to buy the supplies for the project.
This was one of those projects.
How To Make DIY Pinwheels That Spin
- 6x6 double-sided scrapbook paper
- wood skewers normally used for shish kabobs
- paper hole punch
- brads (found in the scrapbooking embellishment area of your local Michaels, JoAnns or Hobby Lobby)
- a little bit of glue, if you are so inclined
You could cut your own paper into the correct size, but the 6x6 paper was so darn convenient. The double-sided paper is important since you can see both sides of the paper when looking at the front of the pinwheel.
1. Fold my paper in half diagonally.
2. Then fold in half again.
3. Use a pencil to mark a tiny dot 3" into the pinwheel.
4. Cut 3" into each corner to that dot to create your pinwheel spokes.
5. Punch a hole in every other corner of the pinwheel.
6. Take the brad and thread it through the punched holes.
7. Until all holes are in the brad.
8. Push the brad through the middle of the pinwheel (I used a little knife to cut a slit so it wouldn't rip the paper).
9. Turn the flaps of the brad over to hold the pinwheel together.
10. Attach your skewer to the pinwheel by folding the brad ends around the wood. You may need a tiny touch of glue to keep the pinwheel from sliding around on the skewer.
BTW, they make a zillion types of brads. All different sizes, colors, and designs on them. I chose ones that look like screw heads.
Your basic old-fashioned all-American slotted screws
and your newfangled Phillips head screws. Industrial pinwheels are all the rage.